Corrosion Characteristics of Copper-Added Austempered Gray Cast Iron (AGCI)
AbstractThe aim of this investigation was to assess the corrosion behavior of gray cast iron (GCI) alloyed with copper. Alloyed GCI specimens were austempered isothermally at varying temperatures. After austenitizing at 927 °C, the samples were austempered at different temperatures ranging from 260 to 385 °C with an interval of 25 °C for 60 minutes. As a result, these samples developed an ausferrite matrix with different percentages of austenite. The resulting microstructures were evaluated and characterized by optical microscope (OM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The corrosion characteristics were determined using potentiodynamic polarization tests and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) of these samples. These tests were carried out in a medium of 0.5 M H2SO4 and 3.5% NaCl solution. It was observed from the potentiodynamic polarization results that with increasing austempering temperature, the corrosion rate decreased. All results of the EIS were in accordance with a constant phase element (CPE) model. It was found that with an increase in austempering temperature, the polarization resistance (Rp) increased. The austenite content was also found to influence the corrosion behavior of the austempered gray cast iron (AGCI). View Full-Text
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Seikh, A.H.; Sarkar, A.; Singh, J.K.; Mohammed, S.M.A.K.; Alharthi, N.; Ghosh, M. Corrosion Characteristics of Copper-Added Austempered Gray Cast Iron (AGCI). Materials 2019, 12, 503.
Seikh AH, Sarkar A, Singh JK, Mohammed SMAK, Alharthi N, Ghosh M. Corrosion Characteristics of Copper-Added Austempered Gray Cast Iron (AGCI). Materials. 2019; 12(3):503.Chicago/Turabian Style
Seikh, Asiful H.; Sarkar, Amit; Singh, Jitendra Kumar; Mohammed, Sohail M. A. Khan; Alharthi, Nabeel; Ghosh, Manojit. 2019. "Corrosion Characteristics of Copper-Added Austempered Gray Cast Iron (AGCI)." Materials 12, no. 3: 503.
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